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Industrial policies outlined in the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) and related policy announcements seek to move Chinese manufacturing up the value-added chain, establish China as a global center of innovation and technology, and ensure China’s long-term productivity in critical dual-use technologies such as computing, robotics, and biotechnology. Advancements in these sectors have previously driven U.S. technological and military superiority, and the Chinese government is looking to develop its own technological leaders and reduce its dependence on foreign technology. This hearing will examine what steps the Chinese government has taken to support these sectors, compare U.S. and Chinese technological leadership in these sectors, and consider the broader implications of these policies for U.S. economic and national security interests.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 419
9:30 AM – 9:35 AM Opening Remarks: Commissioner Daniel M. Slane and Commissioner Katherine C. Tobin, Ph.D.
9:35 AM – 11:05 AM Panel I: Computing
11:05 AM – 11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM Panel II: Industrial and Military Robotics
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM Lunch Break
1:45 PM – 3:15 PM Panel III: Biotechnology
3:15 PM – 3:20 PM Closing Remarks
3:20 PM Adjourn